SHARK - Regional monitoring and monitoring projects of Epibenthos in Sweden since 1994

EurOBIS Data Management Team, Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ)

Dataset credit

OBIS and EurOBIS

Contacts

RoleNameOrganization 
Primary contact EurOBIS Data Management Team Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ)
Secondary contact Lisa Sundqvist Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI)
Secondary contact Swedish county administration boards N/A
Secondary contact Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) N/A
Secondary contact Swedish municipalities N/A

Citation

Swedish county administration boards, Swedish municipalities, Swedish coalitions of water conservation, Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, et al (2017). SHARK - Regional monitoring and monitoring projects of Epibenthos in Sweden since 1994
Eurobis data management team. 2020. SHARK - Regional monitoring and monitoring projects of Epibenthos in Sweden since 1994. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/103152570) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from OBIS (https://obis.org/dataset/dc39bfb5-78df-4919-b62f-c0d18782a29a)

Abstract

Regional monitoring programs for Epibenthos have been performed since 1994 in Sweden. The monitoring is financed by the Swedish county administration boards, Swedish municipalities and Swedish coalitions of water conservation. Recipient control data financed by companies are also included. Sampling is performed by a large number of different institutes and consulting firms. Data from monitoring projects are also included in this dataset. The data is stored in the database SHARK, hosted and maintained by the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute. The Epibenthos monitoring programs and projects studies hard and soft bottoms from the surface down to 10-20 meters. Data is collected in transects or squares with help of divers. Species abundances are determined directly by the divers or photographs are taken and analyzed later.
Data is collected in transects or squares with help of divers. Species abundances are determined directly by the divers or photographs/video are taken and analyzed later. Discipline: Marine biology; Datatype: Epibenthos; Measuring area type: point; Platform class: diver, video, photo; Parameters: # counted, Abundance class, Average shoot length, Bare substrate cover, Boulder cover, Cover, Cover (%), Cover class, Cover class, Cover class filamentous algae, Debris cover, Density in covered area, Depth distribution (max depth), Dry weight, Gravel cover, Hard clay cover, Max shoot length, Min shoot length, No species found., Observed species, Rhizome biomass, Rhizome juice sugar content, Rock cover, Salinity, Sand cover, Shoot biomass, Shoot density, Silt soft clay cover, Species distribution max depth, Species distribution min depth, Stone cover, Substrate specific cover, Temperature, Total cover of all species (%), Unidentified algae cover.

More information about the method is available in Swedish at https://www.havochvatten.se/hav/samordning--fakta/miljoovervakning/miljoovervakningens-programomrade-kust-och-hav/delprogram-vegetationskladda-bottnar.html and https://www.havochvatten.se/hav/samordning--fakta/miljoovervakning/samordning-av-miljoovervakning/regional-miljoovervakning.html

Purpose

N/A

Supplemental information

This dataset was downloaded from OBIS (https://obis.org/). The records for only marine mammals, seabirds, sea turtles and rays and sharks were extracted. Records with no longitude/latitude or no date (eventDate) were excluded.
OBIS dataset page:
https://obis.org/dataset/dc39bfb5-78df-4919-b62f-c0d18782a29a
Data Provider's dataset page:
http://ipt.vliz.be/eurobis/resource?r=smhi_epibenthos_reg

References

Swedish county administration boards, Swedish municipalities, Swedish coalitions of water conservation, Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, et al (2017). SHARK - Regional monitoring and monitoring projects of Epibenthos in Sweden since 1994

Attributes

Overview

This section explains attributes included in the original dataset. OBIS-SEAMAP restricts the attributes available to the public to date/time, lat/lon and species names/counts only. Should you need other attributes described here, you are encouraged to contact the data provider.

Attributes described below represent those in the original dataset provided by the provider.
All attributes are included in the downloadable file (CSV or ESRI File Geodatabase) for "Complete Set of Dataset".

Attributes in dataset

Attribute (table column)Description
oidInternal ID
idRecord ID
dataset_idDataset ID
scientificnameScientific name
vernacularnameVernacular name
aphiaidAphia ID
taxonranktaxononic rank
individualcountGroup size / individual count
eventdateEvent date (precision varies)
eventtimeEvent time
decimallatitudeLatitude in decimal degrees
decimallongitudeLongitude in decimal degrees
coordinateprecisionCoordinate precision
catalognumberCatalog number
collectioncodeCollection code
occurrencestatusOccurrence status
basisofrecordBasis of record (HumanObservation / MachineObservation)
modifiedDate/time the record was modified
node_idNode ID
occurrenceidOccurrence ID
occurrenceremarksOccurrence remarks
eventidEvent ID
institutioncodeInstitution code
lifestageLife stage
sexGender of the animal if known
speciesSpecies by provider
datasetidDataset ID by provider
countryCountry
localityLocation of ocean
waterbodyDetails of ocean
droppedFlag indicating the record was dropped (always false)
absenceFlag indicating the record represents the absence of the species (always false)
marineFlag indicating the record is for marine life (always true)
OBIS-SEAMAP ID103152570
Seabirds0
Marine mammals2
Sea turtles0
Rays and sharks2
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Total4
Date, Begin2007-08-02
Date, End2013-09-06
Temporal prec.111000
Latitude58.38 - 62.95
Longitude10.48 - 18.62
Coord. prec.6 decimal digits
PlatformVarious
Data typeAnimal sighting
EffortN/A
Traveled (km)0
0
Contr. throughiOBIS
Registered2020-06-30
Updated2021-02-05
StatusPublished
Sharing policy CC-BY (All)
Also available in None
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